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Kishori is Deputy Manager in a residential care home. Find out more about her journey into the care sector.

I wanted to work with people and to care for them.

“I am a Nurse back home in India and some of my family is in the nursing profession too. From my childhood I’ve seen my mum and my sister pursuing this career and that really fascinated me. I really wanted to work with people, to care for them and look after them. Working in the care sector is to work with people and I really enjoy caring for others, it gives me happiness and I feel proud of myself.”

My workplace is like a second home.

“A carer should have dedication, empathy, sympathy and be a good listener. All of these qualities help to bring trust and a bond with residents. I get to know the residents more and more every day and they are such a big part of my life. The bond that is created with someone you care for is really special, my workplace is like a second home.”

The opportunities I have seen are immense.

“Coming to the UK, the care sector was completely new to me, and if I was working in any other sector I don’t think I would have had the same opportunities to achieve, qualification wise and career wise. The opportunities I have seen are immense.

“I feel both proud and happy to have had the opportunity to work and progress. Since I started working in care as a Senior Care Worker, I’ve completed a Level 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care and a Level 5 Leadership and Management Diploma. I’ve also had the opportunity to do train other care workers in different areas.”

It’s given me stability in life.

“Working in the care sector has given me immense joy and happiness. It’s given me stability in life, and that means everything.

“I want to continue to learn and progress in this sector, which I love being part of.”

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